We'll Give You an NFL Team, You Tell Us If They've Ever Won a Super Bowl

Gavin Thagard

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About This Quiz

It has been a long NFL season, but the Super Bowl finally arrives. The two top teams in the country have made their way through the grind of the regular season and the intensity of the playoffs. Now, it's time to see who will come out victorious. How well do you know the history of the championship game and who has gotten a win in it? There's no better way to find out than to take a quiz on just that.

Since its inception in the 1966-67 season, the Super Bowl has been one of the biggest championship games in North American sports. The game draws the attention of football fans from all the country, as they watch to see who will take home the Lombardi Trophy. Even when their own team doesn't make it, the most loyal fans pick a team, either the underdog or the perennial favorite, and watch them hash it out on the field against one another.

Are you ready to see if you know which NFL franchises have a Super Bowl title under their belts? From the earliest members to expansion add ons, this quiz covers all 32 teams across the league. 

When you're ready to stretch the boundaries of your Super Bowl knowledge, get started and see if you can run up a high score. 

Fans all over the country love "America's Team," but have the Dallas Cowboys ever actually won a Super Bowl?

The Dallas Cowboys became Super Bowl contenders in the '90s after drafting three key players in consecutive years: Michel Irvin, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. Together, these stars won three Super Bowls together.

Do you know if the New England Patriots have conquered the Super Bowl yet?

The New England Patriots have won six Super Bowls, all under the guidance of head coach Bill Belichick. The only other constant on those Super Bowl teams was Tom Brady, who continues to play at a high level into his 40s.

The city of Philadelphia has one of the most intense fanbases in the country. Has that fanbase seen the Eagles win a title?

Though the Philadelphia Eagles appeared in two Super Bowls prior, the fans of Philadelphia had to wait until 2017 to see their team bring home a Lombardi Trophy. Surprisingly, the Eagles won that title behind the arm of backup quarterback Nick Foles.

The San Francisco 49ers have made several runs at a championship. Were their efforts worth it?

The San Francisco 49ers had to make a tough decision when they decided to part ways with four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana in 1993. The move was necessary, however, because it was their new quarterback, Steve Young, who carried them to another Super Bowl in 1994.

Did the New York Giants ever put together a championship team?

Although he was never considered the greatest quarterback of his era, Eli Manning did lead the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories. Manning proved to be at his best when playing under the bright lights, earning the Super Bowl MVP for both of those titles.

Are you familiar enough with the Pittsburgh Steelers to know if they won a Super Bowl before?

The Pittsburgh Steelers early dynasty in the '70s was formed behind the stellar play of their defensive line. Known as the "Steel Curtain," the defensive line featured players like Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood and Dwight White.

Have the Oakland Raiders ever been Super Bowl champions?

The Oakland Raiders are currently preparing for their move to Las Vegas, which is supposed to begin in the 2020 season. They've already secured their head coach in Jon Gruden, while also adding a playmaker in Antonio Brown and additional draft picks for the future.

You might remember the Denver Broncos for star quarterbacks like Payton Manning and John Elway, but were either of these players able to give the city a Super Bowl victory?

A Super Bowl title eluded John Elway in the early part of his career with the Denver Broncos, where he made three appearances. Luckily, he went to back to back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998, retiring after winning them both.

In the early '90s, the Buffalo Bills went to four straight Super Bowls. Could they win any of them?

Running a no-huddle offense, the Buffalo Bills put up huge numbers during the regular season, but that success didn't always translate to the Super Bowl. The most points the Bills racked up in the title game was 24 during Super Bowl XXVI, but they still lost by 13.

The Seattle Seahawks have put together some good teams in the past decade, but were any of them good enough to win the big game?

The Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013 in a dominant performance over the Denver Broncos. They returned to the Super Bowl the next season, but a late interception by Russell Wilson costs the team another championship.

Have the Bengals been privileged enough to deliver a championship to Cincinnati?

Between 2011 and 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals went to the NFL Playoffs for five straight seasons. However, in every one of those playoff runs, they never made it past the first round.

The Arizona Cardinals have only ever appeared in Super Bowl XLIII. Did they come out victorious?

The Cardinals' franchise has a history that dates back to their days in Chicago. The team later moved to St. Louis, where the Cardinals remained until finally ending up in Arizona in 1988.

Do you know if the New Orleans Saints have been blessed with a title?

Coming off the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city of New Orleans was in desperate need of something to help them forget about the disaster. In stepped Drew Brees, who signed with the team in 2006 and delivered a championship during the 2009 season.

Has the city of Detroit ever watched the Lions win the big game?

The Detroits Lions' best opportunity to win a championship was when they had Barry Sanders playing running back. However, they failed to surround their star runner with any other talent, so Sanders spent his career carrying a poor team.

The Cleveland Browns haven't made the playoffs in 16 years. Does this mean they also haven't held up the Lombardi Trophy?

The Cleveland Browns had the most success in team history prior to the Super Bowl era, which began in 1966. Only two years prior to that, the Browns were NFL champions when they defeated the Baltimore Colts in the 1964 NFL Championship Game.

Will the Chicago Bears deliver their first title if they win this year?

The Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl in the 1985 season behind one of the best defenses in league history. That defense carried them to a 15-1 record while only allowing 12.4 points per game.

Are you able to remember if the Houston Texans won a championship in their short history?

The Houston Texans drafted the future of their franchise in quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Prior to joining the Texans, Watson won the College Football National Championship with the Clemson Tigers by defeating a dominant Alabama team.

Have the Baltimore Ravens strung together enough wins to not only reach the Super Bowl but win it?

During their first season in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens drafted the future star of their defense, Ray Lewis, in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft. Lewis was the centerpiece of a defense that won two Super Bowls, the final being Lewis' last season in the league.

Can you remember if the Atlanta Falcons have been able to hang a championship banner?

In Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons gave up the largest comeback in the history of the big game. After taking a 28-3 lead in the third quarter, the Falcons surrendered 25 straight points to their opponent, eventually losing the game in overtime.

One of the most storied franchises in the NFL, did the Colts ever give their fanbase a title?

The Colts earned their first championship during Super Bowl V when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-13. The game is unique because it's the only time in NFL history that the Super Bowl MVP went to the player from the losing team.

Can the Washington Redskins call themselves Super Bowl champions?

Doug Williams became the first African American quarterback to win a Super Bowl when he led the Washington Redskins to a victory in Super Bowl XXII. After throwing for 340 yards and four touchdowns, Williams was named the MVP of the game.

Can you recall if the Jacksonville Jaguars are former Super Bowl champions?

Still looking for their first Super Bowl appearance, the Jacksonville Jaguars acquired quarterback Nick Foles in the 2019 offseason. Foles is a former Super Bowl MVP who has played for quite a few teams around the league.

The fans in Miami sure love their Dolphins. Is it because they've delivered a title?

The 1972 Miami Dolphins' roster is the only team in NFL history to complete a season with an undefeated record. The team finished that undefeated season by beating the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

The New York Jets reached Super Bowl III. Did they get the win?

Huge underdogs coming into the game, the New York Jets faced the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Jets' quarterback Joe Namath refused to settle for just a Super Bowl appearance, however, and led his team to a 16-7 victory.

The Tennessee Titans had a miraculous run at the Super Bowl in 1999, but did it result in a victory?

In 1999, the Tennessee Titans came the closest a team could come to winning a Super Bowl without coming out victorious. After a miracle playoff run to reach Super Bowl XXXIV, the Titans came up one yard short of winning the game when receiver Kevin Dyson was tackled on the one yard line.

Were the Chargers ever able to deliver a championship for the city of San Diego?

The San Diego Chargers had some of their best seasons under the guidance of head coach Don Coryell, who coached there from 1978 until 1986. Coryell found success with the Chargers by utilizing a vertical passing game referred to as Air Coryell.

Has moving cities helped the Los Angeles Rams secure a Super Bowl victory?

The Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV behind their high-powered offense, known as "The Greatest Show on Turf." The offense featured star players like Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and Isaac Bruce, who were able to put up record numbers during their time together.

Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers able to call themselves Super Bowl winners?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII by crushing the Oakland Raiders 48-21. To add salt to the wound, the Buccaneers were coached by Jon Gruden, who had spent the past four seasons with the Raiders.

One of the first teams to join the NFL when the merger was completed in 1970, did the Kansas City Chiefs ever provide their fans with a title?

The future is bright in Kansas City after they drafted their new star at the quarterback position, Patrick Mahomes II. In only his first season as a starter, Mahomes led the Chiefs to the playoffs while also earning the NFL MVP, a Pro Bowl selection and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award.

Do you remember if the Minnesota Vikings put together a team that brought home a Lombardi Trophy?

The Minnesota Vikings put together some competitive teams in the '70s behind the play of their stellar defensive line. Led by Alan Page and Carl Eller, the defensive line referred to themselves as the "Purple People Eaters."

Were you watching football when the Green Bay Packers made several runs at a Super Bowl?

The Green Bay Packers went down in football history when they won the first ever Super Bowl at the end of the 1966 season. To further cement their legacy, the Packers again earned a Super Bowl victory the next year.

The Carolina Panthers are one of the newer NFL franchises, but are they so new that they haven't won a title?

The 2015 Carolina Panthers reached Super Bowl 50 after posting a 15-1 regular season record. No player was a bigger part of their success that season than Cam Newton, who earned the NFL MVP award for his play.

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